Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amadiora A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Christian Community Development Association N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Life Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
Camp Maccabi San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Covenant House California N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amadiora A.C. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Christian Community Development Association N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
Camp Maccabi San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Covenant House California N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Ride to Walk, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Jewish Appeal Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Lava Mae CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Water Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Page SUM 252,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amadiora A.C. Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Christian Community Development Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Douglas County Museum Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
Camp Maccabi United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 888,472

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13110 records found.